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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.
According to the CDC, in 2013, approximately 2.8 million TBI-related Emergency Department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States. This consisted of approximately 282,000 TBI-related hospitalizations, and approximately 56,000 TBI-related deaths. According to the CDC, motor-vehicle crashes were the leading cause of TBI-related deaths.